99 Homes (2014) – Review

After Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) finds himself in financial hardship and consequently, sees his family evicted from their own home, he begins to work for the man that fronted the team responsible for the eviction in the first place. When he starts earning major cash from his new career venture, the future seems bright, but while juggling mixed emotions and morale decisions on a daily basis, the reality of the situation he finds himself in, quickly brings him back down to earth. A really well-made movie that is worth the watch for anyone into hard-hitting dramas.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Corona (2020) – Review

When a handful of people that barely know each other get trapped inside a broken elevator, tensions rise and their fear of each other becomes quickly apparent, especially considering the fact that the Coronavirus had just come to fruition. As far as indie films go, probably not the finest I’ve set my eyes on this year, but at the same time it did have one or two redeeming qualities that made the flick just about watchable on a whole. Corona was presented to me in exchange for an honest and fair review prior to its release in September, 2020.

Rating: 1.5 out of 5.
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No Country for Old Men (2007) – Review

When a seemingly innocent hunter stumbles across the aftermath of a drug deal gone wrong in rural Texas, his natural curiosity sees him take the two-million-dollar loot but things quickly escalate when a psychotic killer known as Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) begins murdering every rival, bystander and even employer in his own pursuit of the cash. A sensational movie from start to finish and arguably one of finest cat and mouse tales of our generation. No Country for Old Men is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Project Power (2020) – Review

On the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, a pill that gives its taker unpredictable superpowers for five minutes begins circulating. Upon this happening, a local cop must team up with a teenage dealer and former soldier, fuelled with a personal vendetta to take down the group responsible for its creation and circulation. Another pretty impressive Netflix production that’s easy on the eye and spectacular to watch in patches, but perhaps lacks any real substance to warrant a second viewing anytime soon. Project Power is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Sputnik (2020) – Review

Upon his return from a daring and hazardous mission into space, Konstantin Veshnyakov (Pyotr Fyodorov) becomes subject of integration by his own people, after they discover the fact that an unknown creature has returned inside his body. When the renowned psychologist Tatyana Klimova (Oksana Atinshina) enters the fray, things become more complex and the truth begins to unravel. Based at the height of the Cold War, this soviet based science fiction flick explores many genres, including drama and horror.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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The Highwaymen (2019) – Review

After the FBI struggle to get the job done, two former, notorious Texas Rangers, Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson), are tasked with using their gut instinct and every bit of experience they possess, to track down and eventually stop the rain of terror being caused across America by the infamous outlaws, Bonnie and Clyde. A pretty steady Netflix tale which is based on a true story. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the movie I watched at the time and not the true story it was based off.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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The Night Clerk (2020) – Review

An extremely intelligent night clerk with Asperger syndrome is witness to a woman’s brutal murder during his work shift, Bart Bromley (Tye Sheridan) consequently becomes the number one suspect in the case, but unbeknown to the police, his habit of voyeurism means he’s captured the event in its entirety, thus proving his innocence. While growing close to another guest named Andrea Rivera (Ana de Armas), he must prevent her from being the next victim, while also unmasking the real killer. A surprisingly impressive movie that is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Proxima (2019) – Review

When French astronaut Sarah Loreau (Eva Green) receives the news that she will soon be involved in a year-long space exploration mission called Proxima, the laborious training at the European Space Agency in Cologne begins, aswell as the agonising personal decisions that have to be made, particularly those that involve her eight-year-old daughter, Stella (Zelie Boulant). A really effective and at times emotional drama that is worth every bit of the modest one-hundred and seven-minute runtime.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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